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Monogram Sherman M4 Hedge Hog Tank with Hedgerow Cutter, 1/32, 4201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$89   

Still factory sealed. 1975 issue of this well detailed model featuring Normandy 'Cullin' hedge cutter and crew of two. Can be built with 'soft armor' as shown on the cover or as the standard welded-hull M4 without the Cullin and 'soft armor.' Modified Shermans were required to cut through the thick hedgerows of Normandy which had previously proved almost impenetrable. This modification assisted greatly with the speed of the offensive in this region.

Monogram Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, 6799

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

1968 Monogram/Mattel release. This model is part of an incredibly popular and successful line of 1/48 scale WWII aircraft that Monogram began in the 1960s. Features retracting landing gear, rotating prop and wheels, machine guns/cannons and belly tank. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Tamiya Japanese Ground Defense Force Motorcycle Reconnaissance Set, 1/35, 35245

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$14   

Includes JGSDF reconnaissance motorcycle with detailed engine, spoked wheels, headlight guard and more, driver and tank commander and many accessories. There is an excellent full color painting guide on the back of the box.

Frog LA-7 / Mustang Mk.II (P-51B) / TWO Ju-87B Stuka / TWO Typhoon I.B. Fighter Bomber, 1/72, F404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Reboxed to VG

$36   

SALE!! Includes six builder-only kits in the three boxes and one bag shown. Ideal builder kits, please read carefully for the condition. NOTE: these models have 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: LA-7 - Seat to floor; bomb 1/2s built. Mustang Mk.II- seat assembled to fuselage half. Stuka kit #1- cockpit tub built, retainer glued to prop. Stuka #2- wing 1/2s and gun pod halves assembled; cockpit tub built and glued to fuselage 1/2. Missing one long gun barrel. Typhoon #1- radiator to nose, retainer to prop. Typhoon #2- same, plus seat to fuselage half; wing halves assembled (but not glued to fuselage). The six aircraft have been inventoried and are complete except for what is mentioned above and include decals and instructions, but NOTE: the display stands are missing. There is minor and neat paint on some, mainly to the interior surfaces. The Mustang has the original header but has been re-bagged as the original bag was missing.

Frog TWO Fairy Swordfish / TWO Hawker Hurricane IIC / TWO Spitfire Mk.8/9, 1/72, F258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Reboxed to VG

$27   

SALE!! Includes all 6 kits in the three boxes shown. NOTE: Sold AS-IS and not inventoried. This collector was very meticulous and of his kits that I did inventory, 95% are complete. But on these kits he cut the sprue (trees) with the part numbers still attached to each number, so the parts are loose. Because of that, I have not inventoried these kits. NOTE: he built minor sub assemblies (cockpit tubs, wing halves, etc) to 'professional' quality. He also almost always removed the displays stands. Again, these kits are sold not inventoried and AS IS hence the very low price. Please note that the Hurricanes were originally bagged, he re-boxed them into Frog 'Red Series' boxes from other kits and pasted the header to the box top.

Cleveland 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Testors M-107 (M107) Mad Dog Cyclops US Army Heavy Gun - with USA / Germany / Great Britain Decals, 1/35, 791

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$78   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1989 and well detailed with more than 185 parts. Features many working features and decals for the three countries listed.

Sanwa Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/208, 134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$179   

Very Rare. Early, colorful issue from the late 1950s. The kit is dated by the 'Sanwa Plastic' logo, which was normally used in the late 1950s up to 1960. Very nicely detailed for that time with raised (and sparse, not overdone) surface detail, opening bomb bay doors for fore and aft bomb bays, bomb load, working ailerons, wing flaps, elevators and rudder, rotating propellers and full landing gear. Molded in gloss silver, black and clear. Includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and in 'Very good++' condition with yellowing being the only flaw and the instructions in 'very good+' condition with age foxing and slight yellowing as the only flaws. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Lindberg Fletcher Class Destroyer Greyhound Of The Sea USS The Sullivans DD-537 - Motorized for R/C - (Blue Devil Destroyer), 1/125, 818

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$149   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1981 and is from the original 1960s molds. Three-foot long WWII Fletcher DD for free run or remote control and has very good detail for that time.

ICM Mig-25 RBT Reconnaissance Aircraft - Foxbat - Soviet Air Force Late 1980s / Russian Air Force 47th GRAP May 2001 / Iraqi Air Force Late 1980s / Libya Air Force 2000s, 1/48, 48901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$56   

From new molds. Well detailed with 170 pieces. Features all fine recessed panel detail, very good cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed intake and exhaust, excellent gear wells, separately molded rudders, ailerons and wing flaps, large centerline drop tank and markings / paint guide for all variants listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Airbus A330-300 - LTU, 1/144, 04205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$69   

Dated 1997 and a very well molded. Features 103 pieces, recessed panel lines, optional position landing gear, detailed gear wells and full LTU decals with complete maintenance markings. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Quad Gun Tractor (Canadian Ford FGT), 1/35, MM145

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$29   

Very nicely detailed armor model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Fuji T-1 A/B Trainer JSDF - (T1AB), 1/72, QP2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Very nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel lines, cockpit and gear well detail, two pilot and drop tanks. Includes a superb and large decal sheet with all red and orange markings shown for the box art aircraft and markings for four JSDF Training Squadrons. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The T-1 was designed and built in Japan in 1958 as a replacement for the aging T-6 Texan trainer. The design was very successful and remained in service until 2006.

CM Novgorod Russian Coastal Battleship, 1/192

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$425   

First issue early 1950s from the Aurora Brooklyn factory. Molded with correct light gloss blue and clear plastic with correct Brooklyn stand, decals and instructions. Even has original packing tissue paper. Decals are in beautiful condition and are still flat. Box is excellent with light scuffing as the only flaws. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

Cleveland Great Lakes Trainer - Flying Model Airplane, 1/16, SF-1G

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$110   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is the early cardboard box with the silver printing. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream- to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's great Recruiter- Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Tamiya German Infantry Mortar Team / Wehrmacht Mounted Infantry / Tent Set, 1/35, 35193

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good to Sealed NM

$34   

SALE!! Includes all three sets. Perfect for any 1/35 modern armor or diorama. The first set is still factory sealed. The second two have never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The instructions are on the back or the box or on a small sheet inside.

Revell Chance Vought Cutlass F7U-3 with Sparrow Missiles - Famous Aircraft Series - (F7U3), 1/59, H171-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$68   

1960 Revell of Canada issue. This kit is from the 'S' molds but has the AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and missile pylons added. Never started. All the parts and even the paperwork is still in the internal factory sealed bag.

MPC Boeing B-29 Superfortress - Jolly Rogers 6th Bomb Group, 1/72, 1-4501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

1982 issue from original Airfix molds. Well detailed for that time with many working features. Features complete interior, opening bomb bay doors, full bomb bay detail and weapons load, moving control surfaces and optional position landing gear and a display stand. Has decals for the box art aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg X-3 Stiletto with Motorized Jet Sound, 1/48, 2335

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$42   

1982 issue and the only motorized version of the large-scale model. Features electric motor, special stand that holds the batteries and all motorizing hardware. Never started. The small hardware bag and motor parts bag are still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.